RMC Sport has obtained the minutes of the hearing of the policeman in charge of the security of the France team who was heard on August 9 by investigators from the Central Office for the Fight against Organized Crime.
The security and liaison officer with the FFF begins by describing his missions with the Blues: “I provide security and liaison missions with the Federation partners and as such I am functionally linked to the France A team. I am part of the staff of the equipment.”
The policeman in charge of the Blues’ security is a central member of the France team’s management. He then goes back to The first confidences of Paul Pogba about the extortion attempts of which he is a victim. “For a few months I have seen Paul quite worried and unable to take the step,” the security manager confesses to the investigators. It was at the beginning of the year, around March, that he told me that “he was going through a particularly difficult situation.” situation. First on the phone and then we talked to Clairefontaine. What scared him a lot is that he knows around him that he exists. He told me quite evasively that he had already offered restaurants etc. But he was afraid of being considered a snitch. ”
“He told me he wanted France’s help to stop him”
“He told me that he was not well and that people loved him very much, he explains, on August 9 in front of the investigators. They demanded large sums from him. He told me quite determined that he was no longer alive and that he wanted to stop it. It was taking too great proportions and it was affecting his close family and especially his mother.”
Below, the Blues’ head of security revisits the advice he gave Paul Pogba in managing this dossier. “As part of my role, I told him that I couldn’t keep it to myself and that he had to send this information. He told me that he wanted France’s help to make this happen. He then explained that people had told him that they were protecting him and that now they wanted the money. I asked him to explain and to know how we could see them.”
To this question from the Blues security officer, Paul Pogba gives clues about the individuals. “He replied that they are in Dubai. He explained that there is a contact on the front line in France and that these people had approached him directly and that they also use his brother Mathias to make the connection. Among these people, there would be an individual who would have been convicted of murder and forced confinement.”
Pogba ‘feared for his wife and children who lived’ in Manchester
The investigators relaunch the policeman in charge of the security of the Blues: “What is your relationship with your brother?” Answer: “Today he cut ties with his brother.” Relaunch of the police: “As a result of these events?” The tricolor staff member replies, “Yeah, I think that was why. And after asking his agent Rafaella, it seems his brother blamed him for not getting him involved in the movie. Amazon.”
The hearing is prolonged with the transmission of extracts of communications between Paul and his brother. The police officer in charge of the Blues’ security continues: “What I learned later was that these people even went to his house in Manchester. He was afraid for his wife and children who lived there. It was between the events of March and July .in Turin. I advised him to put a security device in front of the places where his family resides. Since he knew he was going to Turin, he told me he was going to keep that in mind for Italy. Paul stayed pretty generic about the dates and the flow of events”.
Before adding: “And he told me that the will of these individuals was to pay for the protection that they would have brought him all this time (…) He told me that they were people from the neighborhood. He didn’t say he didn’t mention any names to me. Rafaella (her agent for her) after discussing it with her told me that she knew some that she had even received.”
“I noticed around Paul, a group of young people who were not from his family but who surrounded him with an attitude that caught my attention”
Investigators then question the Blues’ head of security to find out if Paul Pogba had already given in to the demands. He “he told me that he financed a restaurant and that he contributed to the project”.
Another question from OCLCO investigators: “Did he say that these people were able to provide services to him?” “At no time, because when I talk to him about it and he talks about protection, I ask him if there was a contract or if it is a real security company. I then learned that Paul had been blocked by the gang in In a hall of a building, I looked around Paul at the various France national team matches, a group of young men who were not his family but who surrounded him with an attitude that had caught my attention and benefited from invitations to official matches. zone.”
“Can you tell us about the episode of visiting your mother on the weekend of July 31?” asks the police. “Paul and Rafaella informed me that several people, including Mathias, his brother, arrived at Paul’s mother’s house, says the FFF liaison officer. Paul and Rafaella asked me if it was possible to put a security service and I had a group from the company we are used to working with.”
Before concluding: “Five or six people came to the mother’s house with Mathias to say that they had to pay and that they were afraid. I specify that the security service dispatched by the company arrived at the scene and that the protagonists were already inside the house (…) the group of people left in the afternoon.” During his hearing, the policeman in charge of the security of the Blues does not specify at any time if he alerted his superiors.